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Rock Club

2709 Elm St (at N Crowdus St)

Dallas, TX 75226

Trees is pound-for-pound the best music venue in Dallas. It’s got the location, pedigree (c'mon, Nirvana played here), and unmatched authenticity that can only come from over two decades in the concert game. Its "shmedium" size is makes it the perfect venue to catch bands on the cusp of stardom. The standing-room floor slopes gently towards the stage to give everyone a clear sightline and the balcony railing provides a great birds-eye vantage. Trees is the crowning jewel of the Deep Ellum music scene, proudly casting its green-neon glow onto the street that defines live music in Dallas.